Kim hails from the great corn state of Iowa. She studied Elementary Education in college but fell in love with teaching outdoors, not in the classroom. Kim worked for two years as a Naturalist in Minnesota where she earned her Masters Certificate in Environmental Education and perfected her Minnesotan accent. She’s also taught environmental education in the Adirondack State Park of New York and in the mountains of Utah. She loves her McDowell home and the wonderful community here. In her free time, you'll find her outside somewhere hiking, rock climbing, slacklining, wandering through wildflowers, or camping.